Agents To Meet In Rum Campaign Alabama and Louisiana Chiefs to Take Over Seized Liquor

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Selma Times-Journal
Place of publication: Selma, AL
Date of publication: 11/19/1923

MOBILE, Nov. 19. – A. W. Hargett, chief prohibition agent in Alabama and O. D. Jackson, in charge of the work in Louisiana, will meet in Mobile Tuesday for the purpose of conferring with special agents of the intelligence unir of the internal revenue department who are in charge of the campaign against liquor law violators in this city, according to announcement made by agents here.

The state chiefs are coming as representatives of Roy Haynes, prohibition enforcement chief at Washington, and they will arrange to take over $100,000 worth of liquor seized in the raids here and arrange for its protection until the cases have been disposed of in the courts and an order can be entered for its disposition.

It was also announced this morning that state law enforcement officer W. K. McAdory of Montgomgery has assigned two men to Mobile to cooperate with the federal with the federal officers in this, the most sensational campaign against dry law violators in the history of Mobile. These men are J. D. Calhoun, formerly United States deputy marshal at Mobile, and Rufus Cannon. These men are now in Mobile, although it is reported that the “lid” is on tight in the city since the raids and arrests by the federal men last week.

Speciay Agent John Murphy, of New Orleans, who was selected by the intelligence unit men here to take charge of the liquor confiscated in raids announced this morning that would turn the “goods” over prohibition Chief Jackson as soon as this official arrived in Mobile, at noon today. Later, it is expected, the Alabama chief will be designated as custodian of the liquor.


“Agents To Meet In Rum Campaign; Alabama and Louisiana Chiefs to Take Over Seized Liquor.” The Selma Times-Journal (Selma, AL), November 19, 1923.